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I didn’t watch Obama’s
press conference campaign speech this afternoon because…well, I’m one of those diminishing few Americans who still has a job and can’t sit around all afternoon watching television while I’m waiting on my welfare checks to be delivered.
Though, I guess there are some underemployed bloggers out there who did have the
luxury torture of watching today. Bill Jacobson at Legal Insurrection was one of them:
I watched Obama’s press conference today, and he is a wonder to behold. He is a relentless demagogue who plays Americans against Americans and sets up false choices as part of a class warfare agenda.
Apparently it’s no longer just ATM machines that are destroying America; today’s scape goat for Obama’s failed policies (and continued ratings free fall) is…corporate jets.
Isn’t Air Force One pretty much the world’s largest and most expensive corporate jet? And doesn’t the Obama family pretty much use it like a typical slope-headed fly-over-country family use their mini-van?
But the bottom line is that Bill is right — Obama has consistently and intentionally been engaged in class warfare, pitting one group of Americans (let’s call them makers) against another group (let’s call them takers).
Looks like a bunch of other bloggers over at Memeorandum got to watch it, too.
UPDATE: The Heritage Foundation reminds us that Obama was for corporate jet tax breaks before he was against them:
But the corporate jet tax break to which Obama was referring – called “accelerated depreciation,” and a popular Democratic foil of late – was created by his own stimulus package.
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